Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 1.9 million vehicles worldwide for an airbag defect that is linked to three deaths and five injuries.
The recall is to resolve a defect that may prevent deployment of airbags and seat-belt pretensioners in some crashes and covers models sold between 2010 and 2014, including the Chrysler Sebring, 200, Dodge Caliber, Avenger, Jeep Patriot and Compass SUVs.
Indonesia’s tax office said it will look into whether Ford had avoided paying appropriate taxes, after a local newspaper reported that the U.S. car maker modified imported Everest model vehicles sold in the country to pay a lower tax rate.
Suara Pembaruan, citing an unnamed source, said Ford modified the seven-seater vehicles made at its Thailand factory into 10-seaters before importing them and then subsequently changing them back into seven-seaters, to save tax, for sale between happened from 2007 to 2014.
The German state of Hesse will sue Volkswagen for damages caused by its emissions-test cheating scandal, said ts Finance Minister, just days after investor Blackstone said it would be claiming millions of dollars damages for share value falls.
Shares in VW plunged in the wake of the revelation by U.S. regulators and Hesse’s Finance Minister Thomas Schaefer said in a statement the drop in Volkswagen’s share prices caused the state about 3.9 million euros ($4.4 million) in damages.
The European Union will take legal action against some member states for failing to police car emission rules, said its industry commissioner, Elzbieta Bienkowska.
Bienkowska said she “definitely” wants to start formal infringement procedures against “not all and not one” member state for allowing an overshoot in emissions but is still gathering evidence and declined to name the countries.
Norton Motorcycles has tied up with Chase Brothers Motor Finance for buyers of the iconic British two-wheelers.
Founded in 1898, Norton won numerous TT titles and the Commando was the first modern superbike in 1969.